Schubert UK packaging systems marks division’s 20th anniversary

Mark Stepney (right of pic) at Schubert's German HQ with Marcel Kiessling, has welcomed the 20th anniversary of Schubert UK

Packaging machinery business Schubert UK’s team has expressed pride in marking its 20th anniversary as a subsidiary of its Germany-based parent firm, reports Neill Barston.

As the company noted, the British division of the company has made Birmingham its base, famously home to the Cadbury dynasty, and has continued its approach of being part of a family-owned company that has grown its operations around the world.

Schubert UK was founded in Birmingham in 2002. Prior to this, innovation driver Schubert was only active on British soil with its modular robot-assisted top-loading machines through commercial agents.

Notably, the British division began from a modest base of a small team of four people. Twenty years later, under the management of Mark Stepney, the team counts fifteen employees who work on innovative packaging solutions for their customers every day and now generate 16.4 million euros in sales.

The culture within the company is marked by exceptional mutual trust. “We have an inclusive caring family spirit in our business, much like that of our parent company,” Stepney explains. The employees work together as a well-coordinated team and have far-reaching expertise.

In addition to service that is comprehensive and exceptionally reliable, this is exactly what customers appreciate about the British Schubert subsidiary. Schubert UK has a long list of customers who have loyally stood by the company since its launch 20 years ago and have accompanied it on its forward-looking journey.

As the business added, Mark Stepney is not only extremely proud of his team, but also of the very positive contribution Schubert UK is making to the environment. For example, the entire vehicle fleet in Birmingham is equipped with electric or hybrid drive vehicles.

Furthermore, the company is also committed to the Mission Blue Sustainability Initiative, which Schubert launched in Germany in May 2022. With this initiative, the packaging machine manufacturer is actively pursuing goals such as sustainable corporate management and climate-neutral production.

Moreover, Schubert helps its customers achieve more environmentally friendly packaging solutions with durable machines and optimised packaging

Optimism for 2023

Turning his its attention to developing business looking into the New Year, the company said that its strong focus on teamwork has been instrumental in its success.

As Vice-Chairman of BARA (British Association of Robotics and Automation), Mark Stepney is convinced that automation will also play an important role in the future of the UK, and it has led to his involvement in organising the new Automation UK trade fair.

“Automation UK will play a key role in highlighting the very real added value of automation and robotics technology to the UK economy. The trade fair is a must in 2023,” highlights the Managing Director of Schubert UK and BARA Vice-Chairman

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